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China, US to resume trade talks in late August access_timeAugust 16

BEIJING –China will send a senior negotiator to the United States in late August to resume trade talks, its commerce ministry said Thursday, the first public meeting on the dispute in weeks as the trade conflict intensifies.  Beijing an...

Malaysia court rules Kim Jong Nam assassination trial can proceed access_timeAugust 16

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia –A Malaysian court ruled Thursday the murder trial of two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader can proceed -- in a blow to their families who insist the pair were tricked into carrying ou...

Colombia says 19 citizens killed in tourist bus crash access_timeAugust 16

QUITO –Colombia's government said Wednesday that 19 of the victims of a deadly bus crush in Ecuador were its citizens, as Quito lowered the overall death toll from the accident.  Ecuador's foreign ministry said in a statement th...

Turkey's finance minister Berat Albayrak access_timeAugust 16

ISTANBUL –Turkey's finance minister Berat Albayrak will seek to soothe the markets about the lira's dramatic fall in the wake of escalating tensions with the United States via a conference call with foreign investors, his ministry announc...

PM Oli warns against misleading publicity about Civil and Criminal Codes access_timeAugust 16

Kathmandu – Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged all not to make misleading publicity regarding the the Country Civil Code and the Country Criminal Code which will come into effect from tomorrow. The Prime Minister was addressing a program...

Sixteen thousand hectares of forest land used for development infrastructure projects access_timeAugust 16

Kathmandu –Complaints of the Ministry of Forest and Environment not cooperating in the construction of development projects aside, the Ministry has provided 16,716 hectares of forest land to various such projects.  It is stated that the...

NA members draw government attention to contemporary issues access_timeAugust 16

Kathmandu – In a meeting of the National Assembly today, most of the lawmakers demanded the government provide relief assistance to the survivors of landslides and monsoon. They were speaking at a special time of the upper house session today.&nb...

Religious fair in Taudaha on Naag Panchami access_timeAugust 16

Kathmandu –A religious fair has begun at Taudaha in Kirtipur Municipality on the occasion of the Naag Panchami festival today.  Naag Panchami is the festival dedicated to Naag or the serpant deities. It is ovserved on the fifth day of t...

Landslide and flood obstruct Manang road at three places access_timeAugust 16

Manang –People traveling to various destinations have been facing problem as the vehicular movement remains obstructed due to flood and landslide at three places along the Manang road section for the past few days.  The road section has...

Struggle against tax rise put off after consensus access_timeAugust 16

Ratnanagar –The Ratnanagar municipality and agitating seven parties led by Nepali Congress (NC) have reached an 11-point charter of consensus on tax adjustment, putting to an end to the struggle waged to protest rise in tax.  The consen...